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The Secret Doctrine:

The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy

By H. P. Blavatsky
"This massive study of man, of nature, of spiritual evolution, of the essence of reality is an astonishing document. . . . Blavatsky synthesizes science and spirituality into an exhilarating journey of spiritual awareness." The Book Reader (1988)

Continuously in print for over 100 years, the SD remains today the most comprehensive sourcebook of the esoteric tradition, outlining the fundamental tenets of the "Secret Doctrine of the Archaic Ages." Challenging, prophetic, and strikingly modern, it directly addresses the perennial questions: continuity of life after death, purpose of existence, good and evil, consciousness and substance, sexuality, karma, evolution, and human and planetary transformation.

"The aim of this work may be thus stated: to show that Nature is not 'a fortuitous concurrence of atoms,' and to assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe; to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the basis of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the fundamental unity from which they all spring." Preface

Based on the ancient Stanzas of Dzyan (see link below) with corroborating testimony from over 1,200 sources, these volumes unfold the drama of cosmic and human evolution from the reawakening of the gods after a "Night of the Universe" to the ultimate reunion of cosmos with its divine source. Supplementary sections discuss relevant scientific issues as well as the mystery language of myths, symbols, and allegories, helping the reader decipher the often abstruse imagery of the world's sacred literature.

Photographic facsimile of the original 1888 edition

  • 6 x 8 3/8, 1571 pages
  • $50.00 cloth, 2-volume set ISBN 978-1-55700-001-9
  • $36.00 softcover, 2-volume set ISBN 978-1-55700-002-6

INDEX to The Secret Doctrine

Link to Full-text online edition of The Secret Doctrine

Link to Full-text online edition of The SD Index

Table of Contents

The Stanzas of Dzyan

Article: "The Six Fundamental Propositions of The Secret Doctrine" by John P. Van Mater

Online Resources on The Secret Doctrine

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